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I Paid My Way Out of $20K in Debt — Here’s How I Learned To Spend Money On Myself Again

Every milestone is worth celebrating, no matter how big or small. That’s why we partnered with Shane Co., purveyors of timeless fine jewelry, to highlight the unique stories of those celebrating special life moments. Whether they found success in following their passions or are embarking on the next chapter of their journey, we’ll learn how these individuals are commemorating each milestone — and the role their jewelry can play in marking these...


New doc uncovers racism and inappropriate behavior at popular retailer

Director Eva Orner uncovers a toxic work culture at popular retailer Brandy Melville, and the damage fast fashion is doing to the global environment in her new documentary “Brandy Hellville and the Cult of Fast Fashion,” airing now on HBO and streaming on Max. (April 12)


Kate Ashford: Retirement could come sooner than you think - how to plan for it

NEW YORK (AP) — American workers expect to retire at a median age of 65, according to a 2023 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, or EBRI. But the actual median age for retirement is 62, the survey found. That may not seem like a big gap, but if you retire three years earlier than planned, that’s three fewer years of savings and thr...


Can’t understand your Gen Z colleagues? These are the most unknown slang terms of 2024

Fear not, we have all the answers!


Eating breakfast at this time could reduce heart disease risk

A French study suggests that eating breakfast and supper an hour earlier may reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. This research emphasizes the importance of meal timing for cardiovascular health, according to The Telegraph. The study found that having breakfast at 8 am instead of 9 am decreases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by...


An unhealthy lifestyle may land you in a nursing home - study

All lifestyle behaviors except for diet were independently linked to an increased risk of nursing home admission.


Tim Hortons plastic-free lids: How eco-friendly are the alternatives?

Tim Hortons is testing out plastic-free fibre lids made from plant-based materials in several stores in the Ottawa area, as well as one store in Gatineau, Que. as it says it's continuing its journey to sustainable alternatives. Sean Previl reports on this latest trial by Tim Hortons, and if they have plans to change the packaging for all their products in the future.


Warning to seafood lovers as major problem could be 'underestimated'

Researchers tested the most consumed marine species: cod, haddock, lobster, salmon, scallop, shrimp, and tuna.


As his trans daughter struggles, a father pushes past his prejudice

A father has found himself in an unlikely role fighting bathroom bans that have proliferated at the state and local level in recent years. (AP video: Nick Ingram)


Two cups of espresso could help ward of Alzheimer's - study

Italian scientists: Coffee could avert accumulation of tau proteins and guard against Alzheimer's disease.


I got a diagnosis that completely changed my relationship


Sask. man, 72, turns his love for baking into a successful business

When you think of retirement, you may picture leisurely days around the house or casual hobbies but for one retiree from Milestone, Sask., retirement is a little busier thanks to his zest for baking.


8 Jewelry Trends To Complete Your Outfit In 2024

With a new season bringing with it a bounty of bold fashion trends — denim gowns and mesh footwear, to name a few — it’s easy to overlook what’s happening with all things jewelry. Necklaces and earrings might be the last thing you put on when piecing together an outfit, but they’re certainly not the least part of the whole ensemble, especially as far as 2024’s trending styles are concerned. The spring/summer runways teased a y2k-meets-bohemian...


Happy Tails: Finding Hope For Wildlife in an ever-changing world of human & nature-driven challenges

Wildlife is in constant conflict with humans. More recently, major weather events (driven in part by climate change), have been a huge challenge for wildlife sanctuaries. In part four of our series, Happy Tails: Canadian Animal Rescue Stories, we see how Halifax's Hope For Wildlife is adapting to these changes, while also helping to educate the public about how it can do its part to protect animals.


Why Vancouver’s food culture is changing — and restaurants are struggling to stay open

Food and wine columnist Shiva Reddy delves into why so many Vancouver restaurants have closed in recent months, citing the struggle to cover expenses amid declining foot traffic, rising debts and changing consumer habits as factors.


Breaking stereotypes on the catwalk

15 year old Monika Myers is Canada’s 1st international runway model with Down Syndrome. She tells us about her journey and gives advice to those looking to get into the industry.


New report criticizes B.C. government funding for medications

A new report calls out the B.C. government for falling behind other provinces when it comes to covering several medications, including for rare conditions. Kylie Stanton has the details and the story of a grandmother who pays out of pocket for her granddaughter's meds.


How many litres of water should you drink a day and does tea count?

Drink up!


8 rules from doctor to help avoid heart attack

It's better to prevent health problems than to treat them for a long time, especially when it comes to heart health. The best prevention for heart diseases includes a proper diet, regular physical activity, and avoiding harmful habits. Learn about the rules for a healthy lifestyle to prevent a heart attack, reports Express. Don't smoke Doctor Mike ...


Best tinted sunscreens to keep your skin protected and glowing

Wearing sunscreen every day is a must and why not get a nice glow while you're at it? We snapped up some of the most popular brands and put them to the test.


Britain's Prince Harry formally confirms he is now a US resident

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, the son of King Charles III and fifth in line to the British throne, has formally confirmed he is now a U.S. resident. Four years after Harry and his American wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, decamped to a villa in Southern California, a travel company he controls filed paperwork this week informing British authoriti...


Check Out Kawasaki's Incredibly Rad, Fishing-Ready Ultra 160LX-S Angler Jet Ski

Who's ready to go fishing?


Golfing, gardening may be linked to ALS risk

Research published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences earlier this year found that outdoor recreational activities, such as golfing, woodworking and hunting may increase a person’s likelihood of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), especially among men.


Transgender German man reflects on his transition ahead of parliament debate on easing gender change

Transgender German man reflects on his transition ahead of parliament debate on easing gender change


Why Canadians in their prime are a ‘sandwiched’ generation of caregivers

Six per cent of all Canadians said they were 'sandwich caregiving,' or providing unpaid care to both children and care-dependent adults.


39 Spring Fashion Must-Haves, According To Refinery29 Editors

We’ve turned the clocks forward, the days are getting warmer, the sun is shining — spring is fully here. We're starting to shed winter layers and storing away our cold-weather fashion to embrace the best of spring style. When it comes to approaching spring fashion, we toe the transitional-dressing line. It’s not quite yet hot enough for T-shirts and shorts, but putting together a functional outfit that will keep you comfortable as temperatures...


The ‘island of immortals’ where residents regularly live past 100


Jody Lynn Roll: 'I have Down syndrome, and I think that's awesome'

Jody is an artist whose work has won awards and toured in California. Through the National accessArts Centre's Film Ensemble program, she's had films screened at festivals like Sled Island and Artifact. For Jody, film is a medium through which she can express herself and showcase the beauty of people with disabilities.


Co-dependency: Why can't I stop putting others before myself?

Why do we love people who hurt us? People who cannot say "no" are suffering from co-dependency.


12 things that will surprise you at European restaurants

When you travel abroad, you expect things to be different. In Europe, the language, food, and landscapes change with each (nearly non-existent) border you cross. However, certain quirks of eating in restaurants on the continent are mostly uniform, regardless of the country.


‘Friendly’ and ‘walkable’ city named one of the best destinations in the UK


Want to live longer? Try these six foods

Higher diet scores were associated with lower mortality and cardiovascular disease.


Lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk by maintaining brain plasticity — but the time to act is now

Walk 10,000 steps a day, cut back alcohol, get better sleep at night, stay socially active — we’re told that changes like these can prevent up to 40 per cent of dementia cases worldwide. Given that dementia is still one of the most feared diseases, why aren’t we pushing our doctors and governments to support these lifestyle changes through new programs and policy initiatives? The truth, however, is more complex. We know that making lifestyle...


Gen Z already facing 'midlife crisis' in their 20s

Gen Z, identified as those born between 1997–2012, are already experiencing the 'equivalent of a midlife crisis', reports suggest. US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delved into Gallup's 2024 World Happiness report, which found those in their twenties are the most unhappy. Murthy believes this to be a result of social media, a suggestion he explored w...


The 32 Most Criminally Underrated '80s Trends

Leopard print and loafers, oh my!


Understanding anxiety: Behaviors not to take personally

Sometimes, people experience anxiety sporadically. Typically, worry due to specific events or everyday concerns lasts briefly, from a few minutes to a few days. It's important to understand situations where getting upset with someone isn't necessary, as there are specific reasons for this, according to the "How are you?" psychological community on ...


8 Handbag Trends That’ll Have Your 2024 Style In The Bag

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How a group of strangers found homes together in one of Canada's priciest municipalities

Splitting mortgages via co-ownership is one way some British Columbians are achieving dreams of home ownership as real estate prices reach record highs.


'I cook like I’m cooking for my family'

Simranjeet Kaur’s family table has expanded lately to include the entire population of Pemberton after the local created a side hustle from her lifelong love of cooking nourishing Indian food. Simi’s Kitchen is a “ghost kitchen”—a food service business serving customers exclusively through delivery. “I love cooking, but I didn’t have any physical p...


Single life brings freedom — and societal challenges

Tommy is in his 40s, and has been single his whole life. In an emotional phone call, he told BC Today host Michelle Eliot about the impact it has on him.


30 Style Trends Inspired by Movies

For as long as we've had film, we've had film-inspired fashion moments.


Average net worth of Americans by age — see how you compare


Infrared fitness: Feel the heat of summer with added health benefits

Victoria Fenn Alvarado tries out Infrared Fitness to discover the benefits electromagnetic radiation can offer to your workout and your health.


Finding joy at age 100: Talking to centenarians about living their best life at any age

Aging is seen as a period of loss, and there are unhelpful myths about older adults. Myths lead to treatable conditions being considered normal parts of aging, including cognitive decline, dementia, depression and loneliness. Some even consider exercise dangerous in older adults. At the same time, mainstream media promotes the message that being young is central to a person’s value. These ideas lead to ageism and older adults being seen as...


6 signs it’s time to quit your job and move on


Habits that destroy our mental health

There are certain psychological habits that often prevent us from living fully and feeling ourselves. They destroy us from within and affect our health and quality of life, according to Mentoly. Contradicting one's own feelings Denying or avoiding one's own emotions can lead to a deterioration of mental health and depression. Advice: Allow yourself...


Italian restaurant exchanges free wine for customers who trade in phones during meals

A restaurant in Verona is offering free bottles of wine to diners who put their phones aside during their meal. Angelo Lella, owner of Al Condominio, said the goal is for customers to communicate with one another rather than look down at their devices. "We wanted to open a restaurant that was different from the others," he said. "So we picked this ...


Nutritionists identify 5 eating habits harmful to health

Unhealthy eating habits lead to metabolic disorders, which in turn provoke hormonal imbalances, weight gain, and many other health problems, according to Eat This, Not That. Consumption of too many refined carbohydrates and sugar "Consuming excessive refined carbohydrates, such as sugary cereals and white bread, can cause rapid spikes in your blood...


Bodybuilder with bionic prosthetic 'an inspiration' as gym trainer

Marissa Gorjizadeh was born in New Brunswick with one arm and is now a certified fitness trainer and bodybuilder in Halifax. She's preparing for her fifth bodybuilding competition. Paul Palmeter has the story.


How eating bananas daily can boost your well-being

Eating a banana daily can contribute significantly to a healthier diet, as most people don't consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. According to registered dietitian nutritionist Lauren Manaker, incorporating bananas into your daily diet can be beneficial for getting necessary fruit servings, according to Country Living. Bananas...